Thursday, July 11, 2013
Alaska Street Inter-Quarter Tournament 1.1
Sunday, June 23, 2013
I found out about this soccer tournament being organized in the Alaska St. Quarter (neighborhood) of Kumba Town during June and July, so I decided to register two teams in the tournament. The teams are CFDP 1 and CFDP 2, as they consist of coaches, volunteers, and players associated with our organization here in Kumba. I am playing on one team and coaching the other. Today, the team on which I am playing played our first match of the tournament, which was also the opening match for the tournament. Unfortunately, we lost the match 1-0, but it still was a cool experience for me.
Below is a picture of our team’s starting line-up before the game. Just a cool side note—The guy pictured in the bottom row farthest to the right is named Karawah. He’s older now, probably almost 40, but he used to play regularly with the Cameroonian National Team. He had the unfortunate experience of traveling with Cameroon to Britain to compete in the [year] Olympics, but was the last man dropped from the team when Rigobert Song, one of the best players in the history of Cameroon, decided at the last minute that he wanted to partake in the competition. That year, Cameroon went on to win the gold medal…